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Monday, March 25, 2013

Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Disease (CPPD)

I had not heard of this condition before, but it so turns out that calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD), or Crystal Deposition Disease and Chondrocalcinosis as it is also referred to, is a disease where calcium deposits lead to inflammation of the joint and its surrounding tissue.

Conditions such as Pseudogout, Osteoarthritis, Wilson's disease, and Arthropathy are also commonly classified as being CPPD. It usually starts in one joint and the knee, wrist, or hip, are often the first to be affected. It spreads from there to other joints which can include the spinal cord, although those cases are far and few between.

Deposits of these calcium crystals not only cause a lot of pain, but can eventually do a lot of damage by breaking down the cartilage. The symptoms include sudden and severe pain in the affected joint, or inflammation which causes red, tender and swollen joints. Just like with Rheumatoid Arthritis, these symptoms can manifest themselves in flare-ups.

You may have CPPD and not even know it. It so turns out that many people who have this condition are not aware of it, simply because they don't experience any symptoms at all. That doesn't mean the disease isn't present though and could wreak havoc later on.

We may not always be aware of our sins and shortcomings, simply because they are not revealed yet. That doesn't mean they are not present though. They could rear their ugly heads later on and we better catch them before they wreak havoc.

Should the damage already have been done then it is best to confess and be forgiven. God is more then willing to do so!

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


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